Friday, February 11, 2011

Test drove another car today

Another good day today. I went to Sammy and Mickey's school assembly, and I was there for quite a while. Sammy's class presented an item, and it was quite pertinent. The presentation was based on the fact, that, even though we've had these disasters of late, floods, cyclones and bushfires, and the tragic loss of lives, there are many things to be thankful of. We can't take away from the severity or the sadness that these have created, but we can thank God, for the miracles that still take place. It was good for the kids to do something like that, and, I think the message would have brought comfort to some of the parents there too. Sammy often says to me, there are no miracles anymore, but there are miracles around us all the time. A seed growing, a flower budding and a child being born. One doesn't have to look to far to see miracles around us everyday.

After the assembly I zoomed home as I was very thirsty, and then I thought I'd better get some fuel before it goes up for the weekend. I was unable to release my fuel cap. I have a latch beside my seat and it wasn't opening the cap. So, I headed down to my mechanic, who glued something, and left my cap open so I could go and get fuel. I was well and truly on empty by this stage. I filled up and came home. I baked some choc chip cookies for a morning tea tomorrow and did some chores and then headed out to Nissan to test drive the new Micra, pictured above. I think these look very cool on the road, and they're marketed as a 'girl's car'. They've got all the latest bells and whistles and are very reasonably priced. I test drove the 1.2L which was interesting as I've never driven a three cylinder car before. I was impressed..... It's got a lot more oompf than my (nanna) camry!!! Even though I'm going to test all these cars, I'm pretty sure we'll go for a Ford, but I need something to compare cars against. The guy at the dealership, was young and very helpful and told me heaps about the car. He explained all the safety features, which I was impressed with. I also looked but didn't drive the Tiida, it's a great little car. The Micra was surprisingly roomy,I was very much surprised. My boys could easily fit in the car, without their knees under their chin. The guy said he sold a Micra to a lady with three kids just the other day.

I'm off to shower shortly and head out for another night at Daisy's.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

A good day

Another layout for my Christmas 2009 Album (I'm such a goombah, my middle son, just saw this on my iMac and said 'Mummy, you've made a mistake, this wasn't 2009 it was 2010', what was I thinking of, I'm supposed to be working on old photos......grrrr)

It's been a good week. Yesterday I headed to Brisbane again to spend the day with Barbi, Holly and Jas. We went back to Ikea, to pick up the rest of my chair, I ended up getting the white seat. Jas' eyes were wide as we walked around the store. I bought a few more bits and pieces, it's not an easy place to walk through without buying anything. I got some tea towels, they're cheap and were worth trying, some plastic cups, a mattress protector.

Then we drove to Nathan Campus to organize Holl's ID. We then dropped the girls off at QPAC as they were booked in to see 'Wicked'. We then had quite a few hours on our own. We headed to Koorong and browsed around the books, and bought some too of course. Afterwards we headed to Maccy D's and availed ourselves of their free (lousy) wifi. We got some work done, but the connection was so slow, and we had to resort to taking notes on paper - can you believe that?? We enjoyed a late lunch, and left there around 5.30pm to pick up the girls after they'd shopped in the mall after the show. We didn't get home until nearly 8pm as the traffic was heavy and we got lost.......I wonder how many cities there are in the world that consist of one way streets?? It's a nightmare of a place to navigate. I would have to go there so regulary as to actually become familiar with the place. The one way roads do my head in. Barbi does so well, even though she's not 100% familiar with the city, she's great, and even if she makes an error she can so easily fix it. I am happy to say though, that I could find my own way to Ikea lol........

I had a nice evening catching up with Peter and then I headed to bed fairly late. I actually slept well, which was just bliss. Of late I've been waking and finding it really hard to go back to sleep. My eternal problem which has always been fixed with medication, and I think that because my GP is weaning me off my HRT, this is causing sleep disturbances. On another medication front, my arthritis has been really bad for the last couple of months. My fingers are so sore, I'm struggling to do lots of 'normal' things. I've been on my arthritis medication for 7 months now, and I'm not sure if they're helping that much. I've been waiting for ages to go and see my specialist, and I'm not booked in until the end of the month. Hope we can do something.....I'm even finding it hard getting my rings over the knuckles, massaging the kids or Peter, grabbing something in one hand without the support of the other, even something as light as large envelope of papers. I'm always frightened when Peter grabs my hand that he'll squeeze my fingers together like he often does, although he's getting used to not doing it.

This morning I headed into the shops and bought my out of stock Coles items, well some anyway, as I couldn't get fresh coriander at Woolies either. I tried to put my chair together, but didn't have the strength in my hands so Bunny did it later for me. I'm glad I got the white one, it looks good, and works well with my iMac and my white desk, even though it's in my lounge which is predominantly red. I had to catch up on my washing, seeing as I wasn't home yesterday. My groceries arrived and I put them away. I did quite a bit of the work which Barbi and I had talked about yesterday, so I was pleased with that. In the afternoon, I completed the second page of my album. I also set up DropBox, which is a cloud app which can sync documents between my computers and devices. A great way of having important things on all devices. Nothing more frustrating than having to email oneself important data.

Mickey cooked this afternoon, he's made little quiches. We made them in muffin pans using puff pastry. He's surprisingly quite comfortable in the kitchen, he's a good listener and an excellent follower of instructions and when I've shown him something. Thank God, as Sammy is hard work to show something, because even at 11 he knows everything, and won't stop and let me finish showing him. Plus he's awkward around food preparation. I thought Mickey would be the same as I figured it was an age thing.

We're having a Roast pumpkin and feta salad, with spinach, barley and chicken. It should be yummy. I bought a Super Food Ideas magazine this week, and it's my adaptation of a recipe in there.


Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Take 3


This is my second attempt at blogging today. I'd done an entire post earlier, via Picasa and it had a conniption. I wasn't impressed, because there's no back button so I couldn't even go back to copy and paste.........hence the post title.

Actually 24 hours have gone by, best laid plans and all.......

Actually it's now Take 3, because of the time that has elapsed, I needed to create another post ......

It's been great with the kids at school. I must say I'm enjoying having my days back to myself. I seem to get more things done, and am able to spend some time doing things for myself which is nice. Although, having said that, with the heat, I've been doing the minimum. The weather last week was so humid, I found it hard to do anything other than my chores. I'd made such a good start with doing things, and last week fell in a heap, so I thought all my motivation was back in the dumps where it was. Yesterday a cool change came through, and, even though I've not been sleeping properly, I was awake at 5am, up at 6am and managed to do heaps of different things yesterday. I don't  mind napping on a Sunday or on a Friday afternoon before scrapbooking, but in the last 2 weeks, I've been having a snooze every afternoon. I now realize, it was the heat just sapping the energy out of me.

I've got things I want to finish, one of them being my Christmas 2009 album. I've opted for digital, so above is my first page. I've half done my second page today. I had a fair bit of spare time today, but I ended up with a slight change of plans. I dropped into Daisys to collect some work, and I stopped and chatted to some girlfriends, which was lovely. I could have stayed and chatted more, but Cath rang and was dropping in with some things she wanted to give the boys. She stayed two and a half hours which was so good, just to chat and catch up. 

Rusty, was castrated today. I picked him up from the vet's after I picked up the boys from school. He's fairly active for someone who's had surgery. I missed him today, he's such good company and it didn't seem the same without Rusty sitting on the Time Capsule while I work.

Tomorrow I'm off to Brisbane again with Barbi. Holly is going to see 'Wicked' with her girlfriend and Barbi and I will camp somewhere, preferably with wi fi and good coffee!!!



Monday, February 07, 2011

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